Lung Cancer; Types, Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Lung cancer treatment

Lung cancer treatment
Lung cancer treatment

The treatment of lung cancer depends on several factors:

  • The stage in which the disease is found.
  • The type of tumor (Small cell lung carcinoma, Non-small cell lung carcinoma, Squamous cell carcinoma, Non-squamous carcinoma)
  • The individual characteristics of each patient, such as their age, other pathologies (especially associated with smoking, heart disease, respiratory problems), nutritional status, etc.

For the treatment of lung cancer, there are four therapeutic measures: surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy (against a molecular target of the tumor). Surgery and radiotherapy are considered local therapies, while chemotherapy and targeted therapy are considered systemic since drugs are distributed throughout the body through the bloodstream. Generally, the treatment of lung cancer requires a combination of several of these therapeutic measures.


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